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Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe

| December 15, 2017 | 11 Comments
Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe

    If you’re looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that’s as fun as it is versatile, these Christmas Cookie Sticks might be just what you’re looking for! When you think about it, the decorating possibilities are almost endless. Better yet, the kids will have a blast helping you get the job done. As you […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

| December 8, 2017 | 16 Comments
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

  Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe Aren’t these Chocolate peppermint truffles gorgeous? They’re surprisingly easy to make and they add an extra bit of holiday flair to the table. This particular recipe makes 20 average-size truffles. You can easily double or even triple the batch, if necessary. Or, to make a smaller batch, simply cut the recipe […]

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Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #Recipe #TurkeyTraditions #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| November 30, 2017 | 113 Comments
Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #Recipe #TurkeyTraditions #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

Entertain for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #TurkeyTraditions   Decking the halls. Trimming the tree. Stringing up the lights. These are just some of the things we do to get ready for the holiday season every year. Another very important preparation people take pride in at this time of the year is food. What we […]

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Adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls Recipe

| November 26, 2017 | 19 Comments
Adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls Recipe

  Are you a Disney fanatic as much as I am? On November 18th, it was Mickey and Minnie’s birthday! Both Disney characters appeared in the movie Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928 and were created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios. For the holiday season, why not make these adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas […]

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Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

| December 9, 2016 | 19 Comments
Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes  My favourite treat for the holidays is chocolate with peppermint, so this recipe hits the spot! It’s also easy to make and adds a festive dessert on the table. Your family will want seconds! Happy Holidays! Cupcake Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp […]

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

| November 25, 2016 | 21 Comments
May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

  It is all too easy to truly miss enjoying the magic of Christmas. Everything leads up to that one special day, and within the blink of an eye, it is vanished until next year. All the stress over shopping, cooking, receiving guests, card sending, fending off a seasonal cold, can propel us into a […]

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Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments
Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists: Home decorations Tree trimming Gift buying and wrapping Party planning Whether it is a […]

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10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas

| December 22, 2015 | 13 Comments
10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas

Christmas is only a few days away! Are you putting the finishing touches on your menu for the big day? I am! I am now down to deciding what drinks I will serve to my nearest and dearest at our gathering. This year I have uncovered 10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas that are perfect for […]

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Foolproof Creamy Fudge

| December 18, 2015 | 34 Comments
Foolproof Creamy Fudge

    Of all the sweet treats that I enjoy during the holiday season, fudge is the most soft and chocolaty snack I make for my family and guests. Some fudge recipes ask for careful temperature monitoring and lots of beating by hand to achieve the perfect texture, but this creamy fudge recipe relies on marshmallows to […]

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Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

| December 11, 2015 | 24 Comments
Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

    The perfect cookies to serve during the holidays! These are so delicious and the white chocolate icing makes it a sweet cookie everyone will love.  Enjoy!   Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies Cookie Ingredients: 2 cup sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground allspice 1 cup butter, room temp […]

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Adorable Rudolph Hot Cocoa DIY Holiday Gift with Printable

| December 4, 2015 | 16 Comments
Adorable Rudolph Hot Cocoa DIY Holiday Gift with Printable

     These Rudolph Hot Cocoa gifts are so adorable that you can give them to everyone one on our Christmas gift list! They are super easy to make with your children and are an ideal gift for teachers, bus drivers, co-workers, neighbours, and especially your kids and spouse. You can also decorate your Christmas tree with […]

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Make a Splash with the Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Turtle – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

| December 3, 2015 | 63 Comments
Make a Splash with the Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Turtle – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/23

Is your child a water baby at heart? Do they like toys that can go from land to water seamlessly? If you are still looking for the perfect gift for a child on your gift list, then a toy from the Little Live Pets™ Turtles collection would be an excellent choice!     Watch as […]

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Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

| November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
Wrap Up Some Holiday Magic with The Magic Gift Shop at CF Rideau Centre! ‪#‎CFMagicGiftWorkshop‬

Get ready to see some magic, Ottawa, as Cadillac Fairview (CF) properties is helping Canadian families feel some holiday spirit! CF Rideau Centre will offer shoppers a seasonal spectacle with an interactive experience called the Magic Gift Workshop! Within The Magic Gift Shop, shoppers will meet the newest members of Santa’s team: The Tufties! They […]

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Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 23, 2015 | 50 Comments
Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

Christmas has to be one of my favourite times of the year. I love when shops and homes are dressed up with lights and decorations, a warm cup of cocoa is always welcome, and hanging out with family and friends to celebrate the season is a lot of fun. I also like teaching my kids […]

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Gifting Made Easy with Breakaway Experiences! Review and Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide CAN 12/12

| November 3, 2015 | 58 Comments
Gifting Made Easy with Breakaway Experiences! Review and Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide CAN 12/12

Gifts. I love giving them, but I always wonder if I have found just the right gift for that special someone. Some people are really hard to gift shop for, and it can be a challenge. There are times that the perfect gift may not be found in a wrapped package. This is why I […]

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Our “Alternative” Christmas

| January 12, 2015 | 13 Comments
Our “Alternative” Christmas

In the fall, I learned that my brother- and sister-in-law were planning to meet up with her side of the family in Barbados for Christmas. Her family is all in England, making time together harder to come by. Since Christmas is one of my favourite holidays, and Mary, now 3, was for the first time […]

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French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

| December 19, 2014 | 36 Comments
French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

The Tourtière is a French Canadian recipe that is traditionally cooked during the holidays, but it’s so delicious that you will make it all year long. With the leftover crust pasty, why not make succulent Pets-de-Soeur for dessert. Two other favourite French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are the French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball […]

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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 24 Comments
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

The French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes or Meatball Stew Recipe is a French Canadian traditional meal that you definitely have to make for Christmas! It will leave your tummy full and your house smelling wonderfully spiced! Two other French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are the French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur  and the French […]

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French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 25 Comments
French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

  A classic French Canadian meal to be served with the turkey for Christmas dinner, the “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet). It is definitely a favourite meal at our house. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth! Two other favourite French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are […]

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Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies #Holiday #Recipe

| December 5, 2014 | 25 Comments
Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies #Holiday #Recipe

    Are you looking for an amazing holiday recipe that will have your guests in awe and wanting more for dessert?  This Peppermint Meringue Cookies recipe is so easy to make even though it looks like it came from the bakery.  It’s also ideal to cook with the kids and make it a fun afternoon […]

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Johnson Family Christmas

Johnson Family Christmas

So after a rough few weeks, Christmas has finally come to the Johnson house. I thought what would be a good way to bring in the holiday cheer?… With a trip go see Santa Claus! Last year Marshall was too small to really even understand who Santa even was, but this year was going to be […]

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